Guess what, we’ve got another major corporation that calls LIC home. It’s GoIndieTV, a distribution platform for independent artists and filmmakers who don’t want to get lost in the clutter of Youtube and Vimeo. Ok, maybe it really only consists of four employees working from their homes, but it’s emblematic of a large entrepreneurial swath of young America that these days makes a living out of the ether. Furthermore, it’s exactly the type of disruptional technology helping the Cord-Cutters and Cord-Nevers eliminate paying for cable. In tandem with another local business, Aereo, one would not be mistaken for thinking that LIC is at the forefront of this industry.
Co-founded by Gregg Cannizzaro, a former E-network veteran and long time Queens local, the website launched in March after being assembled for over two years. Three out of the four members live and work in the building above, which according to another partner, Erika Santos “Has been in Gregg’s family for like 100 years.” Another LIC tie that Gregg has, is as an investor in Open Door restaurant, where he can be found on many evenings. The final question we posed to Erika about GoIndieTV, is “Do you allow nudity?” She responded “A little boob ‘n cheek, but nothing too graphic.” So for being a good sport, here’s a plug for the site. Check it out at:
Subway Tunnel Search Underway for Missing Autistic Boy – 14-year old autistic boy was last seen leaving the Center Boulevard High School on 51st Ave. at 12:30 pm on Friday. Police have been handing out flyers in our neighborhood, see pic in story.
Queens 5Pointz is a Cultural Institution That Must Be Saved – ain’t gonna happen, but interesting editorial.